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House of Hope faces hearing on city permit

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton City Council is set to conduct three public hearings and take action on a proposed contract regarding lighting fees at the Lincoln campus of Gaston College during its meeting Thursday night. First on the agenda is a hearing for a request for…

State honors Caudill for work with Lincoln elections

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Former Lincoln County Board of Elections Director Judy Caudill was honored as the 2012 Outstanding Public Servant last Thursday at the Spectrum of Democracy Awards, presented by the N.C. Center for Voter Education in downtown Raleigh. In March 2011, Caudill retired after 42 years of…

2 days left for candidates to file

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No Democrats in races for Lincoln County commissioner, N.C. House; no Republicans for district court judgeships FRANK TAYLOR Managing Editor Just two days are left for anyone considering a run for a range of federal, state and county offices this year. The filing window to seek election will close at…

Murder suspect transferred to Goldsboro prison

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer A Lincoln County murder suspect was recently transferred to a state correctional facility in Goldsboro to finish serving time for a probation violation. Gary “Moe” Clinton Farmer, 54, of 346 Grandview Lane, south of Lincolnton, is expected to stay behind bars at Neuse Correctional Institute until…

Ingles expected to begin grocery store construction soon

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The new Ingles in Boger City is set to break ground at any time. At recent meetings of the Lincolnton City Council, it was announced by Planning Director Laura Simmons that the Asheville-based grocery chain had obtained a building permit on Jan. 9 to begin construction.…

Aspiring Lincolnton caterer appears on Stewart’s TV show

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton resident and aspiring caterer Anna Mullen served as Martha Stewart’s cooking partner earlier this month during a live television broadcast of one of the domestic connoisseur’s weekday shows. Mullen and her neighbor Melissa Dempster, a Martha Stewart enthusiast, decided to sign-up in December for audience…

Special Olympians on a roll

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Video shows grave robbers, deputies say

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      JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Lincoln County deputies are looking for two men who stole nearly a dozen burial vaults earlier this week from a Lincolnton cemetery. The incident is the fourth theft on the property since late last year, deputies said. According to a Sheriff’s Office…

Fire strikes old grocery store

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  JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Fire officials are investigating what started a blaze that incinerated a former Lincoln County grocery store Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred sometime between noon and 1 p.m. at a storage building, previously Rinks Grocery, located at 4376 Maiden Highway, authorities said. Crews with North…

Airport execs talk big plans

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  SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer   The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport has big plans in store for the coming year, including the installation of a new glide-slope system that will allow more planes to land during bad weather. Airport Manager Joe Tate and Martin Eaddy of the Airport Authority presented…